Ainge: ‘Rondo’s been our best player’

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge would not comment publicly on the report that the Celtics are actively shopping Rajon Rondo, who turned in his 16th career triple-double last night in the Celtics’ 102-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

“I do not make comments on trade rumors because it never ends,” he told the Globe this afternoon. “Rondo’s been our best player.”

During a December press conference before training camp, Ainge admitted that he offered Rondo in a potential deal for Chris Paul. But an NBA source said that Rondo is not being dangled out there for any deal but the Celtics will listen to offers if it will improve the team.

Rondo is a three-time all-star and perhaps one of the most versatile point guards in the game.

“Rajon has been spectacular at times this year,” Ainge said.

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